Category: SriLanka

  • Yet Another Lankan Turmoil – Loose thoughts

    Yet Another Lankan Turmoil – Loose thoughts

    It was early 2010 when Channel 4 came out with an explosive documentary which unveiled the cruelties Srilankan Army were doing to the Eelam people in Srilanka. Literally, millions of people were in exile in there own land. Thousands and more were killed just for the reason that they speak a specific language. Srilankan government forgot that, […]

  • Going to meet Buddha

    Going to meet Buddha

    Next day morning, before I woke up from my sleep, Tang came back from the Tooth Relic Temple after his visit. He was an early bird. Next item in our agenda was to find out a way whether we can go to Dambulla and jump to Sigiriya on the same day. After talking to the […]

  • The China-Chennai-Ceylone Connection

    The China-Chennai-Ceylone Connection

    I managed to communicate with some of the local people there, who were standing around a road side tea shop. I had to play a dumb-charades game to make them understand that I am asking for the bus stand.

  • Tea, Tamil and Tourists

    Tea, Tamil and Tourists

    Though we were happy about the good start we got in SL, hunger started over riding the joy we had. I think, Kapu was not sure about a good place where we could have break fast. He took us around the Kandy town in search of a hotel. When we started seeing the same place […]

  • Hill Country welcomes you

    Drive from Negombo to Kandy is around two and a half hours. The road was too much of twists and turns from the start itself. Even in that early hours, we saw that there were heavily armed military officers patrolling in motor cycles. Also, they stopped another van which was going in front of us. […]

  • Longest day in Lanka starts

    Actual plan for Day1- Find the first bus to Colombo or Kandy and visit the Tooth Relic Temple. What happened there – To surprise me, one of my friend was also in the same plane in which I came. We met each other as we were walking to the Immigration counter in the airport. As […]

  • Surprise awaits me

    At airport, it was an all new process for me as I have never traveled abroad before. I had already collected some information from my friend Sankar on what are the procedures there. I tried my level best, not to show that I don’t know something (as always). There was a long queue for those […]

  • Awe-struck!

    Thanks to Mr.Santhosh George Kulangara for his episode on Kandy Tooth Relic Temple, in SriLanka. I believe it was more than 8 years ago, I saw that episode and which haunted me too long to visit SriLanka. Since last 4 years, I has been trying and tired but the trip was not materialized. This time, […]